Deceased Information


    Alvin Minsk

    Eliyahu ben Tzvi

  • AGE



    Friday, August 25, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, August 29, 2023


    9:30 AM




    Meeting ID: 893 8922 7734

    Passcode: 179650


    Shiva will be held at the home of Harry and Susan Minsk, 7745 Dunvegan Close, Sandy Springs GA 30350 from 6-8 PM Tuesday August 29th, Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31, with a minyan at 7 PM each night.



    Alvin Minsk was born July 12, 1930, at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta Georgia. As a teenager he
    worked in his parents' corner grocery store in the afternoons with his older brother Malcolm, after he
    completed his schooling at Commercial High. Upon graduation, he attended Emory University where he
    received a BS in Accounting and became a CPA in the public sector. He then went into the Army for two
    years and was stationed in Paris. Falling in love with the city, his affinity for all things French never
    dissipated. This is where he bought his favorite car, a shiny red VW Carmen Ghia, which he brought
    home to Atlanta, and adored and referred to throughout his life.

    Upon returning to Atlanta, Alvin was introduced to Shirley Kaplan on a blind date in August 1957, got
    engaged in April 1958, and married on June 29, 1958. Together they raised three sons, and recently
    celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

    He had three distinct segments to his career: First spending over 15 years as a CPA at Harris Kerr
    Forster, then working as the Comptroller at The Atlanta American Hotel for over 30 years, before ending
    his career at 89 years old working as a hotel analyst at CBRE.
    His love of travel carried him and his family to all parts of the world, and only ended when his health
    made it impractical for him to do so.

    He is survived by his wife Shirley Kaplan Minsk, sons Harry (Susan), Eric and Jonathan, along with
    granddaughter Sophie, grandson Eli, brother Donald (Sheila), many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces,
    grand nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Harry, mother Ida, and brother
    Malcolm (Betty).

    Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, August 29 at 9:30 AM at Arlington Memorial Park, 201
    Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

    Shiva will be held at the home of Harry and Susan
    Minsk, 7745 Dunvegan Close, Sandy Springs GA 30350 from 6-8 PM Tuesday August 29th, Wednesday,
    August 30, and Thursday, August 31, with a minyan at 7 PM each night.

    Donations can be made to either Weinstein Hospice or the Ahavath Achim Synagogue

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  • Marcia and Emil Baumrind

    Shirley and family, We are so sorry to know about Alvin. I know that Franceen was extremely fond of you both. Our deepest condolences to you. You've always been such a lovely couple. So very sorry. May he rest in peace.


    I just read about Alvin's passing in the Atlanta Jewish Times. My condolences to the entire family. I am sorry that I missed the service and shiva. Alvin was so loved at PKF/CBRE. I have shared the sad news with everyone he worked with. Attached is the page that we dedicated to Alvin in the 2019 edition of our Trends in the Industry report. May his memory be for a blessing. Robert Mandelbaum

  • Peggy Perling

    Shirley, condolences to you and the family. Sweet memories of sitting with you and Alvin on the High Holidays.

  • Mike Schube

    Harry, Our warmest condolences to your family nature family. Your Dad was so special. May his memory be last forever. Mike

  • Gene Benator

    Dearest Harry: So sorry to hear of Dad's passing. Patty joins me in sending our prayers and condolences to you and the entire Minsk family. May the memories of Dad's smiles and laughter comfort you at this difficult time and always. Thinking of you. Gene

  • Barbara & Dick Planer

    Our deepest sympathy to you Shirley, and the Minsk family. Alvin will be missed by many; he was a true gentleman and such a mensh .

  • Emily and Willie Green

    We are so sorry for your loss Minsk Family. Some of my fondest memories of growing up was when the Minsk Family moved across the hall from me at 129 Richardson Street. Mr. and Mrs. Minsk would often take me with the three boys to the Farmers Market to stock up there Grocery. Always looked up to Malcolm and Alvin . Donald is my age and we were friends. So many memories of those days. Willie Green .

  • Elaine and Jerry

    Dear Shirley and family - Our deep sympathy on the loss of your beloved Alvin. His deeds enriched our communities. May he rest in peace. Fondly, Elaine & Jerry

  • Ann Levin

    Shirley and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May Alvin's memory be for a blessing.

  • Roberta Scher

    Shirley, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories be a comfort to you and your family.

  • Philip wendkod

    I remember Alvin well. May he rest in peace and May nis memory be cherished by his family


    One of my most favorite clients ever..... A true gentleman. My condolences.

  • Sandy & Amy Barocas

    Harry & Susan & The Minsk Family, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and we are deeply sorry for your tremendous loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time with love. Sandy & Amy Barocas

  • Helen Scherrer-Diamond and David Diamond

    Shirley and Minsk Family, We send our sincere condolences to all of you and continue to have you in our thoughts and prayers. May the happy memories you share of Alvin (z"l) bring you comfort and peace.

  • Barbara Scheer-Eason

    My condolences to the family. It sounds like he had a wonderful life.

  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Our sincere condolences to you, Shirley, and to your family. We hope memories of happy times together will help you get through this difficult time

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    Dear Shirley, Our sincere condolences to you and your family on Alvin's passing. May his Memory Be For A Blessing.

  • Jim and Doris Bender

    Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Alvin's passing. So sorry for your loss.

  • Jim and Doris Bender

    We are so

  • susan silverboard

    Dear Shirley, I'm so sorry for your loss and send my deepest sympathy.

  • Charlene Milstein

    Shirley, Harry, Eric, and John, I am so sorry to hear this news. Alvin was a wonderful neighbor for over 35 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Carl Golden

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda Miller

    so sorry tor your loss.May Alvin rest in peace

  • Peggy Perling

    Shirley , so sorry to hear about Alvin. My sincere condolences to you and your family

  • Barbara Lobel

    My sincere condolences to the Minsk family

  • Leah Franco

    Minsk Family: Shirley, Harold, Jonathan, Eric, and Donald.....So sorry to learn this sad news......Thinking of all of you at this time. Leah

  • Susan Hunter

    Our most sincere condolences for the Minsk Family during this time.

  • Cecile Waronker

    Dear Shirley and family I am so sorry to learn of Alvin's death. He was such a mench. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Fondly, Cecile Waronker

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